Bills defensive lineman Ed Oliver is the latest NFL player to find himself in trouble with the law this offseason, as he was arrested Saturday night in his hometown of Houston and charged with driving while intoxicated and unlawfully carrying a weapon.
Oliver is currently being held at Montgomery County Jail after being pulled over on State Highway 242.
According to the police report, Oliver, 22, was driving with “an open beer between his legs,” and “appeared nervous.” A Montgomery County deputy administered a sobriety test, which Oliver failed, though the deputy said he thought Oliver might have been impaired by something other than alcohol. A search of his vehicle revealed a pistol but no drugs.
After failing the test, Oliver was transported to Kingswood Hospital for a mandatory blood draw and then taken to Montgomery County Jail, where charges of driving while intoxicated and unlawfully carrying a weapon were filed.
Police received a 911 call about Oliver’s erratic driving just before 9 p.m. Saturday from another motorist, who reported that a white Ford Superduty Pickup pulling a trailer with a “dune buggy” on it was headed westbound in the construction area of State Highway 242 and was “failing to maintain a lane and was driving dangerously in the 45 mph construction zone.”
“We are aware of the situation and we are gathering more information,” said the Bills via statement. “We will have no further comment at this point.”
Oliver was the ninth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and had a productive rookie season for the Bills last year with 43 tackles and five sacks.